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Paul Weller writes introduction for comprehensive vinyl release, due out November 25

The Jam will release a comprehensive eight-disc box set next month.

The defunct band’s former frontman Paul Weller has written an introduction to a 44-page hardback book which will accompany the release of the collectors set on November 25. ‘The Jam – The Studio Recordings’, will comprise of all six of the band’s studio albums including ‘All Mod Cons’ and ‘In The City’ on heavyweight vinyl. The band’s back catalogue will be accompanied by two collections of non-album singles and rarities.

Earlier this year Paul Weller confirmed that he will never reform The Jam as “it would be absurd”. The Modfather said he admires bands like The Rolling Stones who keep rocking into their late ’60s but admits he couldn’t do it, as he doesn’t want to be performing a whole set of songs that are over 30 years old.

The full contents of ‘The Jam – The Studio Recordings’ are as follows:

The Jam – The Studio Recordings

‘In The City’
‘This Is The Modern World’
‘All Mod Cons’
‘Setting Sons’
‘Sound Affects’
‘The Gift’

Extras-Special Singles: 1977 – 1982 (Volume One)

Side 1
‘All Around The World’
‘Carnaby Street’
‘News Of The World’
‘Aunties And Uncles’
‘Innocent Man’
‘So Sad About Us’
‘The Night’

Side 2
‘Strange Town’
‘The Butterfly Collector’
‘When You’re Young’
‘Smithers-Jones’
‘See Saw’

‘Extras-Special’ Singles: 1977 – 1982 (Volume Two)’

Side 1
‘Going Underground’
‘Dreams Of Children’
‘Liza Radley’
‘Funeral Pyre’
‘Disguises’
‘Absolute Beginners’
‘Tales From The Riverbank’
‘The Great Depression’

Side 2
‘The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow)’
‘Pity Poor Alfie / Fever’
‘Beat Surrender’
‘Shopping’
‘Move On Up’
‘Stoned Out Of My Mind’
‘War’